Architecture and memory in the Square Mile: Leathersellers’ Hall

  • Monday 12 March 2018
  • The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
  • Lecturer: Chris Rogers

Where successive buildings have been erected on the same spot for the same patron, the layering of site, client and architect is powerful. Author Chris Rogers reveals the fascinating architectural connections – including fragments, routes and even rooms – across three generations of rebuilding for the Leathersellers’ Livery Company. The 500-year-old trade guild now occupies a new Hall by Eric Parry, built partly underground and incorporating material from its previous two homes. All have been built in the private cul-de-sac the company owned for two centuries in the heart of the City of London.


Chris Rogers writes and speaks on architecture and visual culture. His new book, How to Read London – a crash course in London architecture (Ivy Press), is now available and is a follow-up to his How to Read Paris (2016) from the same publisher. He recently delivered the session on contemporary London for The London Society’s Architecture School. Chris is a member of the British architectural education and protection society the Twentieth Century Society, running tours, writing for its publications and assisting its casework. His work can also be found at www.chrismrogers.net.


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Lectures are held at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, LONDON, WC1N 3AT and will begin at 6pm (except for the AGM meeting which meets earlier in the day).

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